A student passed away at UConn on Thursday, but the death might have been due to medical issues and not anything suspicious.
Whenever news about a student dying on a college campus breaks out one automatically thinks that it must be a suicide. This thought is not surprising considering results from a recent national survey, which showed that 10.3% of college-going students considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months.
However, thankfully this was not the case at the University of Connecticut on Thursday afternoon. A student, who is still unnamed, was found unresponsive in the student dorm. The University safety personnel were called at 1:25 PM at the North residence complex at Storrs.
The safety personnel provided medical assistance and Windham Hospital paramedics were called. The student had died until the paramedics arrived. The University said in a statement that so far it is believed that the student died from medical issues; however, the State medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.
More about the student death at UConn
A university spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said that they are in touch with the parents of the students to provide support. They further said that they are providing physical and mental support to anyone on campus, who is affected by the occurrence of this incident.
The University is not at liberty to divulge any information about the student. A police investigation is underway to assess this sudden death, but so far the death is not being considered as a suspicious activity.
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